Practice and policy resources on access to fee waivers for immigrant survivors.
This is another opportunity for advocates to voice their opposition notice provides additional details regarding USCIS’ rationale for adjusting the fee waiver form and practices. We encourage advocates to submit comments to show the impact of these harmful changes to fee waiver forms and guidance on survivors and their families. For a template [click here].
ASISTA has been receiving reports from practitioners nationwide that they have seen a significant increase in the rates of fee-waiver denials from the Humanitarian Division of the Vermont Service Center. ASISTA has created a practice advisory to help advocates in their fee waiver preparation.
Appendix: Sample Language for Submitting Initial Fee Waiver Requests or Contesting Denials (February 2019). Appendix: Sample Language for Submitting Initial Fee Waiver Requests or Contesting Denials in Word version (February 2019)